A fall could happen at any time to any one of us. However in some situations a fall can occur because of something someone else did – or did not do. This is in stark contrast to a fall that happens through sheer bad luck or by accident – something we all know can happen from time to time.
When someone else is involved and they caused a fall to happen, the person who experienced the fall has a chance to consider whether they could get any fall injury compensation. This holds true regardless of whether the accident happened at work, at school, on the road or pavement or anywhere else come to that.
How can you work out whether compensation might be due to you?
The most important thing to consider in this situation is whether or not you have a chance to prove someone else was to blame for what happened. For instance, was your boss negligent in not providing you with training that could have prevented your fall? Could they have provided a safer place to work?
In other cases, could the local council have taken better care of their pavements and roads to prevent someone falling if they tripped over a pothole or a raised paving stone? Could a fall have been prevented in a shop if the person who was injured had not walked into a box of stock that had carelessly been left in the aisle?
What should you do to get the answers you need?
Injuries resulting from a fall can be quite serious, depending on how the fall happens and how far the person falls. For example in the workplace a fall from height could result in very serious injuries that could completely change the person’s life. Even when someone falls over after tripping in a pothole they could knock themselves out and suffer a nasty head injury.
Regardless of how the accident and fall occurred, getting professional advice is a great idea. This is by far the easiest way to find out whether a fall injury compensation claim could be paid out to you.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for free, you can get the legal advice you really need at this point. Call as soon as you can and make sure you get the no-obligation advice that could start things off for you.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead